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The Department of English and Comparative congratulates Maude Kneale, Cynthia Liu, and Helena Walsh on being selected as the Fall 2022 Resident Writers at Short Story UNC! This fall’s residents are all members of the department. Throughout the fall semester, the short story machine in Davis Library will exclusively dispense stories from these three student authors.

Read more about each writer below:

Maude Kneale is a junior studying English and Philosophy. She enjoys exploring the deeper meanings and hidden virtues of the mundane within her writing. The ultimate goal of her work is to expose the lessons (as well as beauty) that can be found in ordinary moments. When not writing, you can find her spending time in the Blue Ridge mountains with family and eccentrically named pets.”


Cynthia Liu is a senior from Morrisville studying visual journalism, French, and English. Her work has been published in Cellar Door, Arts Everywhere, AAJA, NCAAT, and Hearst. She is a big fan of Mary Oliver, em dashes, and sitting in coffee shops at all hours.”


Helena Walsh is a junior from the UK majoring in Global Studies & History with a minor in Creative Writing. In her work, she explores the wide, wide plains of belonging via pint-sized licks at childhood, homeland, nature’s whimsy, dysmorphia, America, and love. Driven by a contagious love for sound and form (and constant attempts to spread such enthusiasm to many as exasperated ear), she writes and lives similarly to most poets of her generation – with Heaney in her ear, Limón in her head, and Gay in her heart.”

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